22 Nisan 2017 Cumartesi

Penny Reid’s DATING-ISH

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Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, May 2017. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris:

1) She's fed up with online dating, 2) She's so fed up, she's willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and 3) She knows how to knit.

After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of humankind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men.

With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:
Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?

But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he's not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different—and crazier—solution to her dilemma . . .

As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?

DATING-ISH can be read as a standalone and is book #6 in the Knitting in the City Series.

Also in Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series:

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, March 2013. World English.
Albania: Living Publishing. France: MxM Bookmark. German:Bastei Lubbe. 
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris:

1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan (aka Sir McHotpants) witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn—the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies—to make her an offer she can't refuse.

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, June 2014. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan:

1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris, 2) He’s not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants, and 3) He doesn’t know how to knit.
After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn—former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat—is ready to propose marriage. In fact, he’s more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day—thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of pre-matrimony: engagement, meeting the parents, bachelor/bachelorette party, and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn’s dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane.
Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses? Regardless, one thing is for certain, Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e. the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife.

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, June 2014. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney:

1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, March 2014. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding:
1) She makes all her first dates cry, 2) She hasn't been kissed in over two years, and 3) She knows how to knit.
Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra--near desperation and maybe a little tipsy--gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all.

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Beauty and the Mustache

Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, August 2014. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

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SCENES FROM THE CITY: A collection of short scenes following the ladies from the 'Knitting in the City' series.
Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, December 2014.  World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

Stories included:

'Neanderthal Seeks HoneymoonJanie and Quinn

'Friends Definitely With BenefitsElizabeth and Nico

'Hacking the Hacker—Sandra and Alex

'Beauty and the Beard—Ashley and Drew

'Ninja at First SightFiona and Greg (The new couple)

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Ninja at First Sight (A Novella)
Agent: Louise Fury
Cipher-Naught, January 2016.  World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript Available.

Prequel to the USA Today bestseller HAPPILY EVER NINJA

What do a cynical former Marine and a sheltered former Olympic contender have in common?
Absolutely nothing.
He has a girlfriend and she's never been kissed.
He's sullenly sarcastic and she's earnestly empathetic.
He can't stop thinking about her.
She knows she should keep her distance.
Nevertheless, when opposites attract, the results may be unexpected, but they're also undeniably magnetic. 

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Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, January 2016.  World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available.

There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer... I would tell you what they are, but then I'd have to kill you.

But I can tell you that Fiona's husband—the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer—is desperately in love with his wife. He aches for her when they are apart, and is insatiable when they are together. Yet as the years pass, Greg has begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend. After fourteen years of marriage, Greg is trying not to panic. Because Fiona's talent for blending in is starting to resemble fading away.

However, when unexpected events mean Fiona must take center stage to keep her family safe, her response stuns everyone—Greg most of all. It seems like Greg's wish has come true.

Except... not.

When all is said and done, can Greg handle this new version of his wife? Will his irrepressible cantankerousness push her away? Or can the couple find a way forward without either being forced to step back into the shadows?

"This isn't an odd book, but it might be a brave book, the truth about the reality of marriage (give or take a wild chase through the jungle). It was refreshing, genuine, funny and so very insightful." —Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Happily Ever Ninja is finely balanced. It's not just about characters who put that darn ache in your chest. It's got the fantastic banter, wit, smarts, and the feels I've come to expect from a Penny Reid novel... not to mention more than a dash of action!" —New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Samantha Young

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Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, Fall 2017. World English.
France: MxM Bookmark.
Manuscript available September 2017.

Billionaire heiress Kat must marry immediately and it’s essential that the person she marries have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever.

There’s only one man she trusts for the job—because it would be a job, with clear rules and expectations. Unfortunately, that man is Dan O’Malley, and Kat has been infatuated with the handsome security executive for years. Determined, Kat convinces herself she can keep things professional.

Dan O’Malley, however, is not nearly as indifferent as she thinks. Or as trustworthy.

Also by Penny Reid:
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Truth or Beard

Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, July 2015. World English.
Finished books available.

USA Today Bestseller

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Wraiths.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, March 2016.  World English.
Finished books available.

USA Today Bestseller

Sienna Diaz is everyone's favorite "fat" funny lady. The movie studio executives can't explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood's most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can't read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna's latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the back roads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna's most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it's not Jethro's chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It's his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?  
GRIN AND BEARD IT is book #2 in the Winston Brother’s series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.

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Agent: Louise Fury
Penny Reid, October 2016.  World English.
Manuscript available.

USA Today Bestseller

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.

BEARD SCIENCE is book #3 in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.

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Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, April 2015. World English.
Finished books available.

One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.

What’s the worst that could happen?

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.

Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.

When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?

"5 Stars! I went into this expecting brilliance... and that's exactly what I got. Compellingly authentic characters, addictive writing, smart, real dialogue, and a love story that got me in all my feels, this is new adult at its very, very best."
—Samantha Young, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author

"I love this book! I should have known Penny Reid would get me out of my reading rut."
—R.S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author

"5 Stars! I have never read a New Adult book that is quite like this. Elements of Chemistry is refreshing, funny, sexy, and raw."
—Daisy Prescott, USA Today bestselling author

"5 Stars! Loved it! Penny Reid can do no wrong! Funny, sexy, sweet... did I mention funny?!"
—Vilma's Book Blog

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Agent: Louise Fury
Caped Publishing, April 2015. World English.
Finished books available.

Four days left.
Private beach (…and boat).
Not so invisible girl.
And maybe less of a jerk-faced bully than originally thought.

What’s the worst (or the best) that could happen?

Kaitlyn is finding life outside of the science cabinet of obscurity to be quite illuminating …and so are her pants.

When things heat up between Kaitlyn Parker and Martin—previously known as the jerk-faced bully—Sandeke, she places her trust in the one person she never thought capable of earning it, let alone keeping it safe. Fortunately or unfortunately for Kaitlyn, where she gives her trust she can’t help but also give her heart.

But how will the world beyond the sanctuary of their newfound connection react to their relationship? Soon senators, chinless billionaires, and elements beyond Martin and Kaitlyn’s control want to weigh in on the young couple’s future.

Navigating the chaotic inferno of new love might be more than Kaitlyn bargained for, and much, much more than her trust—or her heart—can handle.

"#TRSoRfave We're a sucker for incredibly smart writing and solid storytelling and Penny Reid gives us exactly that! Martin (YUM!) is a sexy as hell hero who oozes wicked charm and seduction. We LOVED it!"
—The Rock Stars of Romance

"Grade 'A' Review: Elements of Chemistry is the real deal with its dynamic characters, realistic dialogue, compelling scenes, and a love story that speaks to the heart."
—Smexy Books (blog)

"5 Stars! New Adult best bet!"
—Heroes and Heartbreakers

"5 Stars! I one hundred percent loved this one!"
—Love Between the Sheets

"5 stars! It's funny and quite frankly, brilliant!"
—Give Me Books

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Agent: Louise Fury
Cipher-Naught, May 2015. World English.
Finished books available.

One week.
Manhattan apartment.
Super-hot ex-boyfriend.

…What’s the worst that could happen?

It’s been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke—nine months and five stages of matter. She’s lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak, and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before.

But now Martin is back. And he wants to be friends. But he’s sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn’s pants.

Will Martin re-capture Kaitlyn’s heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends? Or, despite an abundance of chemistry, are some bonds just too unstable to endure?

"I loved this so much I've already read it twice!"
—My Book Muse

"5 Stars! When a new Penny Reid book arrives, I can depend on reading something that will blow everything else I've read that week out of the water. Every time.Elements of Chemistry is no exception."
—Smokin Hot Book Blog

"5 stars! Amazing, wonderful, stunning, incredible!"
—Triple M Book Club

"SO MUCH AWESOME! Penny Reid's writing is quirky, nerdy, sexy, feel good MAGIC!"
—Lit Slave Book Blog

Penny Reid’s bio:
Penny Reid is the USA Today-best selling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She's also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

Adele Griffin Be true To Me

Değerli Yayıncılarımız:
Adele Griffin’
​in yakında çıkacak genç yetişkinlere yönelik romanı 
Be True to Me (Algonquin, June 2017)
​ için bazı heyecan verici haberlerimiz var. Eser, ​
Summer 17 Kids 'Indie 
 Seçimi !
​ Aşağıdaki orjinal metinden esere yapılan 
övgülerle dolu
metninin birkaç örneği
​ni bulabilirsiniz​.

“If you like stories of summertime, blossoming love, secrets and betrayals,
this is for you. But beware: Adele Griffin’s tales come with a darker edge     
to all the glitter of a perfect private island.
—Danielle Borsch, Vroman’s Bookstore

This white hot summer love story/thriller is the perfect beach read for
fans of We Were Liars or Accident Summer.
—Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop

Adele Griffin’s compelling tale and cataclysmic ending make
Be True to Me the must-read YA novel of 2017.”
Pamela Klinger Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

The absolutely perfect summer read! I had to keep reminding myself
to breathe as I turned the pages late into the night, and the ending left
me gasping! Wow!!
—Laura Donohoe, Spellbound Children’s Bookshop
.C. Boyle’
​un yakında çıkacak​
​öykü kolleksiyonu
​ ile ilgilenen yayıncılarımızın
bana haber vermelerini rica ederim

20 Nisan 2017 Perşembe


Değerli Yayıncılarımız:
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s
Alman Aile İşleri, Yaşlı Yurttaşlar, Kadınlar ve Gençlik Bakanlığı tarafından
​ çocuk edebiyatındaki önemli eserlere ve
Alman Gençlik Edebiyatı Ödülü
ne aday.​
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19 Nisan 2017 Çarşamba

THE GREAT SHIFT by James Kugel

A world-renowned scholar brings a lifetime of study to reveal how a pivotal transformation in spiritual experience during the Biblical Era made us who we are today

Why does the Bible depict a world in which humans, with surprising regularity, encounter the divine—wrestling an angel, addressing a burning bush, issuing forth prophecy without any choice in the matter? These stories spoke very differently to their original audience than they do to us, and they reflect a radically distinct understanding of reality and the human mind. Yet over the course of the thousand-year Biblical Era, encounters with God changed dramatically. As James Kugel argues, this transition allows us to glimpse a massive shift in human experience—the emergence of the modern, Western sense of self. 

In this landmark work, Kugel fuses revelatory close readings of ancient texts with modern scholarship from a range of fields, including neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and archaeology, to explain the origins of belief, worship, and the sense of self, and the changing nature of God through history. In the tradition of books like The Swerve and The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Divine and the Humantells the story of a revolution in human consciousness and the enchantment of everyday life. This book will make believers and seekers think differently not just about the Bible, but about the entire history of the human imagination.

JAMES KUGEL is Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature at Harvard University (emeritus). Kugel is a specialist in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Bible As It Was, which won the Grawemeyer Prize in Religion in 2001, and How to Read the Bible, which was awarded the National Jewish Book Award for the best book of 2007. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Publication: September 2017 (HMH)
Previous publishers: Batard Presse (France); CLC  (Korea); Text (Russia); Via Lettera (Portugal)